There are a number of tests currently available that will analyse your gut microbiome. One such test detailed in the book is the stool sampling test and App, supplied by Day Two.
Please note that Day Two testing is currently only available in the US and Israel. Testing will soon be available in the UK and Australia. Sign up to our newsletter (on the right of this page) to be kept up to date with launch dates.
A word from DayTwo:
DayTwo provides actionable health solutions based on gut microbiome research, utilizing the DayTwo Microbiome Platform™. We translate each person’s unique gut microbiome into surprising food recommendations personally tailored for maintaining balanced blood sugar levels. We benefit people with diabetes and pre-diabetes, as well as those with other metabolic disorders. Our technology is based on a four-year research study led by Prof. Eran Segal and Dr. Eran Elinav from the Weizmann Institute (Cell, Nov 15) and exclusively licensed to DayTwo.
What’s healthy for others may not be healthy for you – our groundbreaking research shows that people respond very differently to the same food. You’ll be surprised to learn which foods raise your blood sugar levels and which help keep it in balance.
When signing up to DayTwo, you first fill out a questionnaire and send us a stool sample, using the provided kit. We then sequence your gut microbiome DNA – we use our cutting-edge science to profile the composition and diversity of your gut microbiome at the genetic level because your microbiome is directly associated with your health. We run the sample through our patent-pending predictor – samples are carefully analyzed through our patent-pending algorithm, producing a unique nutrition profile just for you. Finally, you receive your personalized nutrition recommendations app, providing you with specific food recommendations for normalizing blood sugar levels. High blood sugar is linked to energy dips, excessive hunger, weight gain and increased risk of obesity and diabetes.